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Jul 14 2015
Folks who grew up in Hawaii have likely heard family stories about parents’ objections to their children marrying someone who’s “different.” “Different” might have meant Korean, or Japanese or haole. In any case it was about race and ethnicity.
Still, as far as intermarriage is concerned, Hawaii has always been a walk in the park compared to the stigma attached to and laws preventingHonolulu Civil Beat
Mar 19 2021
President Biden’s trip to Atlanta on Friday, originally planned as part of his Covid-19 stimulus promotional tour, will take on a different tone after shootings in the region this week left eight dead, including six women of Asian descent.
Mr. Biden intended to celebrate the $1.9 trillion package, which passed two months after a pair of victories in Georgia runoffs gave DemocratsWall Street Journal (News)
Sep 20 2015
Carly Fiorina had a big moment in the spotlight earlier this week during the second Republican debate — and she seized it. But to gain ground in the crowded primary race, the former Hewlett Packard CEO will need to build her campaign and connect with the party's base.
In Greenville, S.C., she addressed the Heritage Action for America forum Friday, doubling down on her calls to endNPR (Online News)
Mar 16 2021
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Deb Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe in New Mexico, as President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of the Interior. Haaland is the first Native American Cabinet secretary in history, overseeing the department that manages public and tribal lands. Indigenous communities and environmental activists praised the confirmation. Several RepublicansCNBC Washington Post New York Post (News)
Sep 08 2014
The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria that may take three years to complete, requiring a sustained effort that could last until after President Obama has left office, according to senior administration officials.
The first phase, an air campaign with nearly 145 airstrikes in the past month, is already underway toNew York Times (News)
Aug 10 2022
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The Inflation Reduction Act (a scaled-back version of Biden’s defunct Build Back Better legislation) recently passed in the Senate after over a year of negotiation. Worth roughly $740 billion, the bill containsClare Ashcraft
Aug 13 2020
Justice Department Finds Yale Admissions Illegally Discriminated Against Asian American and White Applicants
A two-year long Justice Department investigation has found that Yale University illegally discriminated against Asian American and white applicants in violation of federal civil rights law.
In a letter to the college’s attorneys Thursday, the department said that Yale “rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise would admit.”National Review (News)
Jul 26 2012
The first stop — Britain — in Mitt Romney's foreign tour certainly is starting out rockier than nearly anyone expected.
First there was the kerfuffle over remarks, attributed by a British newspaper to an anonymous campaign adviser, that Romney understood the shared "Anglo-Saxon heritage" between the U.S. and Britain in a way President Obama didn't. Those comments were viewed as racistNPR (Online News)
Jul 16 2020
The NFL’s Washington Redskins announced it will be changing its name.
The move represents a startling about-face for team owner Dan Snyder, who had previously insisted that a name change would never happen despite persistent criticism from Native American groups. The tipping point appears to have been pressure from sponsors like FedEx, Nike and PepsiCo that had threatened to cut tiesYahoo! The 360
Apr 21 2021
Education is not typically a high-profile policy area for administrations, but it's proving problematic for President Joe Biden as his team pushes teaching plans Republicans view as dangerously "woke."
Biden's first days in office were peppered with concerns he was too prone to the whims of teachers unions as some groups threatened to derail talks over returning to in-person instructionWashington Examiner